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Eden (Mass Market Paperbound)
"Nail-biting, riveting." --Publishers Weekly
"I fool myself that Eden has a heart--that she would at least have trouble killing me..."
Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers--but her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms.
Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover to a remote farm where the troubled hide and blood falls more often than rain. Frank's job is to keep an eye on his partner while she's there-- but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect others from her? Walking a tightrope between duty and desperation, Frank confronts a threat from Eden's past. Suddenly, the hunter is the hunted. And a killer's vicious desires are about to be unleashed...
"Grim, gritty, fast-paced ...each character adds depth and interest to an already absorbing plotline. Fox fantastically builds on her previous book, leaving a cliff-hanger that will leave readers clamoring for the next series title." --Library Journal (Starred Review)
"In Australian author Fox's nail-biting follow-up to Hades, the narrative is highly effective... Fox keeps her characters firmly in shades of gray, and it's their complexity that drives this riveting thriller, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs. The daughter of a prison parole officer and an enthusiastic foster caregiver, she served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. At twenty, she turned her hand to academia, and taught high school through two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. She currently teaches writing at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney while undertaking a Ph.D. in literary censorship and terrorism. Candice's first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Her second novel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction--making her one of only two authors to win the awards back-to-back.